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Albion trio impressing Irvine

Three-man strike force catching head coach's eye

ALAN Irvine has endorsed the progress of Albion's attacking Holy Trinity.

The Baggies boss has been impressed by the form of the trio since they were introduced.

Silvestre Varela and Stephane Sessegnon particularly caught the eye in Saturday's game at Queens Park Rangers while Brown Ideye continues to find his feet in the Premier League.

"The three up front worked well," said Irvine.

"But it's something we could only put together recently. 

"Silvestre was like Brown, in that he missed preseason and got injured. 

"Sess has played most of the games and played in differed positions but that three up front look a handful and we're pleased how they're progressing."

Speaking about Nigeria international Ideye, Irvine added: "I think he's progressing. He did a lot of good things on Saturday. 

"He had a chance to score and should have done but he's getting shaprer and better. It's only a matter of time before he will get his first Premier League goal and hopefully that will lead to more.

"His record in the past has been of a player who scores goals so I would expect that he would do that.

"I knew it wouldn't be quick as he missed pre-season. He came late and anyone who misses that finds it tough to catch up and then he got an injury just as he got cose so that set him back. 

"I didn't anticipate the injury so obviously that was something he couldn't control. It was a big blow."

On Sessegnon and Varela, the head coach continued: "Sess did really well and he's in good form. 

"He's doing a lot of work for the team when we don't have possession but he's there to create and hes doing that. 

"And credit to Silv as we put him in probably before he was properly ready so it's good to have him in there. 

"He's something different for us - he can carry the ball, go past people and he has great experience."